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Interview with Dr. Steve Vogt

Dr. Steve Vogt is an astronomer and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UCO/Lick Observatory of the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is lead author on the paper "The Lick-Carnegie Exoplanet Survey: A 3.1 M_Earth Planet in the Habitable Zone of the Nearby M3V Star Gliese 581," published in the Astrophysical Journal.

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Related Research Paper

The Lick-Carnegie Exoplanet Survey: A 3.1 M_Earth Planet in the Habitable Zone of the Nearby M3V Star Gliese 581
Vogt, Steven S.; Butler, R. Paul; Rivera, E. J.; Haghighipour, N.; Henry, Gregory W.; Williamson, Michael H.
Astrophysical Journal, 2010 ApJ., 723, 954, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/723/1/954


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About Dr. Steve Vogt

Dr. Steve Vogt is an astronomer and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UCO/Lick Observatory of the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has been at UC Santa Cruz since 1978. His duties involve teaching, instrumentation development for ground-based telescopes, and various research projects involving high dispersion astronomical spectroscopy. He is the developer of both the Hamilton spectrometer at Lick Observatory, the HIRES spectrometer of Keck Observatory, and the MTHR spectrometer concept for the Thirty Meter Telescope. His principal research focus in recent years has been the discovery of extra-solar planets, construction of an Automated 2.4-m Exoplanet Finder Telescope, and instrumentation development for the Thirty-Meter Telescope project.

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